Liturgy

Liturgy is the divine worship of the Church - all the public acts of worship that take place including the celebration of Mass, the celebration of the Sacraments, and the Divine Office or Daily Prayer of the Church.

It is, in many ways, the public face of the Church and it is through the liturgy that people engage with the faith and deepen their relationship with God.

The celebration of the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, and so all other liturgies flow from and to the celebration of Mass.

The Department for Christian Life and Worship advises the Bishops on subjects relating to the material and spiritual life of the Church.

The Liturgy Committee of the Department for Christian Life and Worship has prepared a document on the 'Place of Silence' in the liturgy.

The liturgy is the source and the summit of the Church’s life. Through the liturgy the Church offers a living sacrifice of praise to God and so receives the grace to be the light of the world and to glorify the Father in the eyes of all.